Mission: Neighbors together is committed to ending hunger and poverty in the ocean hill, brownsville, and bedford-stuyvesant neighborhoods of brooklyn. These are the three lowest-income areas in new york city.
Programs: Community cafe- the community cafe provides free, nutritous lunch and dinner meals to 400 people per day to ease the immediate crisis of hunger. In fy 17, the cafe served over 73,000 meals to over 10,000 men, women and children in need.
empowerment program- the empowerment program connects members to stabilizing resources beyond food to adress the underlying problems that lead to hunger: homelessness, unumploment, inadequate health care, lack of education, etc. In fy 17, the empowerment program provided advocacy, case management and referrals to over 550 unique individuals.
community action program- the community action program engages our members in advocacy and organizing efforts while providing leadership development, education and skills building to transform public policies that too often compound rather than relieve poverty. In fy 17, over 400 members participated in organizing and advocacy efforts for low-income people in the city, sstate and federal budgets to improve the quality of life for low-income people.
Neighbors Together is a fantastic organization. They are so much more than a place that serves meals. They really empower the disenfranchised and help people turn their lives around. I'm most impressed by the level of care and respect they demonstrate. Truly a blessing to the Ocean Hill Community.